Federation of European Photographers (FEP)

The BIPP is the sole UK link to the Federation of European Photographers (FEP), a network of 33 National Professional Photographers Associations from 29 European countries, recognised by the EU and officially registered in Belgium.

The FEP is the central reference authority for photography in the EU and represents over 50,000 professional photographers in Europe, defending the rights of professional photographers directly and in communion with national and international organisations. It represents the interests of member associations on a global scale on topics like education, training, professional standards, authors rights and more.
The FEP also established the European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards to promote the highest standards in European professional photography and is the Forum where all European professional associations meet, confer and act.
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European Photographer Qualification with the FEP

The European Photographer (EP) qualification aims to recognise competence and a professional standard for those who earn their living as Professional Photographers.  The EP is a new basic quality assurance certification now available to most general Professional Photographers throughout Europe.

The EP certificate lasts 4 years, by which time the holder will be encouraged to apply for a QEP certificate or to then reapply for the EP certificate again.

Through an agreement between the FEP and the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) the new FEP Euro-qualification for professional photographers (the EP) will be premiered at British photographers.

The FEP recognises that the BIPP has a long established and sophisticated qualification system as an awarding body and is authorised by the FEP to award the EP. This is a recognition to the photographers who have achieved the UK national qualification (LBIPP) which may also be awarded with the EP qualification.

For further information about the EP Award as well as full rules and regulations visit www.europeanphotographers.eu/qualifications/ep-qualification, contact: info@bipp.com

Click here to download a copy of the EP application form